Still Driving On! – Bentley Bridge Retail Park

Councillor Phil Bateman said today “Trading at Bentley Bridge Retail Park is holding up well as the latest statistics that I have seen indicates.

Some 69,000 vehicles on average visit Wednesfield Bentley Bridge Retail Park every week in August! That is a really important statistic. That and the statistic that 2.5m vehicles have already visited the Bentley Bridge Retail Park underlines the importance of the facility here in Wednesfield. The Retail Park boasts some of the largest Brand names in the UK They include – JUST FOR PETS,PUREGYM,ALDI,TK MAXX.DREAMS,HOBBYCRAFT,HOME BARGAINS,JD SPORTS,CARD FACTORY,COSMO RESTAURANTS,B&M,PEACOCKS,SPORTS DIRECT,DOROTHY PERKINS,BOOTS,COSTA,LAURA ASHLEY,NEXT,ARGOS EXTRA,BURTON

Bentley Bridge Retail Park has become an important activity centre for our Local Economy here in Wednesfield, and of course by implication for the City of Wolverhampton’s Economy also.

It’s not just the fact that it is perhaps one of the largest centres of its kind in the Black Country, but it is also a ‘Shopping City’ that provides some 600 local jobs too. Wednesfield and all its Wards benefit substantially from the economic activity that takes place there.As does the City of Wolverhampton’s economy with the Business rates being collected from the activity helping Government and City finances

Earlier this year I was delighted when the Bentley Bridge Retail Park Management looked outside its Retail Park and so generously supported the volunteers of ‘Hands on Wednesfield and Wednesfield in Bloom’ with a £1500 donation.

wednesfield in Bloom D93A1T0XYAAKBpLThis donation was delivered to the ‘Hands on Wednesfield’ volunteering group, specifically for the ‘Wednesfield in Bloom’ volunteers. The donation was kindly accepted and it allows the Wednesfield in Bloom volunteers to plan and finance the wonderful planting that makes Wednesfield stand out.

This with other individual, and smaller donations, provides for the planting of flowers in Wednesfield Village, and the expansion of Wednesfield in Bloom over an even wider swathe of Wednesfield.

Again its only my opinion but its this great work that is adding much environmental value to Wednesfield. Making Wednesfield stand out for both business and commerce as well as the great social benefits it brings for those of us that have chosen to make our lives here. Personally I think its the fact that Wednesfield business and the individuals we have working in partnership together, that is the magic ingredient that produces these spectacular flower displays, and Volunteers of quality. That in turn allows Wednesfield to look so darn good through-out this Summer-and onwards throughout the rest of the year.

Giving a feel good factor for all our businesses, retail and manufacturing.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more